Hotel HI Seattle

520 South King StreetSeattle98104USA
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About Hotel HI Seattle

Hotel HI Seattle is a basic hostel in downtown Seattle. The EMP Museum is two miles from the hostel and the Seattle Aquarium is around a mile from it.

The dorms at the Hotel HI Seattle are equipped with lockers. Private rooms are also available with en suite bathrooms.

The hostel is open 24 hours with no curfew applicable. A library and lounge room with TV is present. Coin-operated laundry facilities are available on site. A game room is featured. Parking is available nearby and charges may apply. Wi-Fi access is complimentary throughout the hostel.

The hostel provides free breakfast. A kitchen is open 24 hours with dining room. Vending machines for drinks and snacks and a cafe are present in the premises.

Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour and Pike Place Market is a kilometer from the hostel. Century Link Event Center is a ten-minute walk from it.


520 South King Street, Seattle, WA, 98104, USA
Telephone: +1(206)6225443 | Fax: +1(206)2994141 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Business center
  • Computer with internet
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Central heating
  • Internet
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Positive Reviews

Easy access to trains and buses; in city center

Though not in the nicest locality, guests say that the easy access to trains and buses and market places make the HI-Seattle at the America a good choice of hostel accommodation for them. It has easy accessibility by car as well and close to transit routes, the city center, shopping, restaurants and bars besides tourist places.

Large bathrooms; good facility for luggage storage

The guests found the dorms and rooms clean but small. They were appreciative of the large bathrooms and the provision by the management for leaving luggage at the hostel before Check-in and after Check-out.

Staff exceptionally helpful

Several guests spoke highly about the staff who they mention are knowledgeable and friendly. Guests found that members of the staff were exceptionally helpful for what could be expected from a hostel. Guests on a budget find the hostel a great place suited to their needs. Coffee is available all day which is a huge bonus according to guests.

Negative Reviews

Noise in hallways and from streets

Many guests have issues with the noise in the hallways and from the street. Slamming doors are heard all through the night and street noise goes on till early hours of the morning. This is because the hostel is in Chinatown and the place is vibrant with city life.

Non-availability of private rooms

Private rooms at the hostel are not readily available even when guests want to book in advance. Guests are left with no choice but to occupy dormitory rooms with bunk beds as a consequence. The sheets on the bunk beds are not clean and guests notice hair on them.

Rooms hot; Wi-Fi slow

Several guests found the rooms sweltering hot and the mattresses uncomfortable. Guests were unhappy with the speed of Wi-Fi which they found brutally slow.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 758 reviews across the web
8 /10
  • hostelbookers
    8.3 /10
  • Other Sources
    7.9 /10
8 out of 10 based on 758 reviews